Posts Tagged ‘US Catholic Church’

Pope Francis criticises ’backward’ conservative elements in US Catholic Church

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Pope Francis has openly criticised what he terms the “backwardness” exhibited by certain conservative factions within the US Catholic Church. The pontiff pointed out that, in some instances, political ideology has begun to overshadow genuine faith. This can prompt a displacement of core religious values. Francis made the comments on August 5 in a private Read more

US Catholic Church leaders push to overhaul immigration policy

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Catholic bishops and priests from major dioceses across the United States plan to send a coordinated message next month backing changes in immigration policy. News reports said some Church leaders are planning to use Sunday Masses on Sept. 8 to urge congressional passage of a legislative overhaul that includes a path to citizenship for unauthorized Read more

The Economist finds messy finances in US Church

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

After an in-depth investigation of the finances of the Catholic Church in the United States, The Economist says its financial mismanagement and questionable business practices would have seen widespread resignations in any other public institution. “Of all the organisations that serve America’s poor, few do more good work than the Catholic Church: its schools and Read more